What is the Necromancer
The Necromancer’s principal skills revolve around the summoning and manipulation of minions, corpses and skeletons. These skills fall under three primary categories: Summoning, Curses, and Poison.
This build focuses on maximizing the potential of these skills, with a focus on Summoning. The Necromancer summons magical Minions that obey his/her every command to do battle for him/her. Their strength comes from numbers, as they can overwhelm their foes when many are gathered together. Skeletons are inherently magic resistant, meaning they can take a lot of punishment before going down. Also, the Necromancer can revive the dead to fight again (though it is limited to just one corpse at a time).
While the Necromancer’s summon minions are relatively weak by themselves, they can be very powerful when combined with other skills. For example, using the Golem skill with a Clay Golem will increase your minion’s defense (as well as make them tougher), while also increasing their health regeneration rate. Also, combining summoning with Curses allows you to amplify their effects against your enemies.
Diablo 2 Necromancer Runewords
Here you can find Runewords for the Diablo 2 expansion. Runewords are a unique item concept which was introduced in the Diablo 2 expansion. Each runeword contains certain skills, and each of them is tailored to a specific class. There are a total of 78 Runewords in Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction. We also provide a list of all Diablo 2 items to make items search easier.
Runewords are a way in Diablo II to use a combination of runes in an item to give it exceptional attributes, beyond what the runes themselves accomplish. Many Runewords include top-tier rare or crafted items that are themselves worth several times their weight in gold.
There are 78 Runewords in total. They were introduced in Patch 1.10
A few of the best Runewords for a Necromancer are:
Trang-Oul’s Avatar (4 sockets)
+3 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+33% Faster Cast Rate
+70% Faster Hit Recovery +250 Defense vs. Missile +11 to Dexterity Regenerate Mana 15% All Resistances +75 75% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items(Only Spawns In Patch 1.09 or later)
Diablo 2 Necromancer Enigma
The Enigma runeword is usually the way people go when they need a teleporting item. The best shield for a Necromancer is Spirit (for its high FCR) and then Sigon’s Guard. You’re going to want to use at least one of these items because it will save you a lot of hassle, especially in the higher difficulties.
Diablo 2 Necromancer Bramble
Bramble is an awesome runeword that any Necromancer should be proud to have. This can be easily made by any level of character and it gives a modest boost to defense. You’ll find that Bramble works best if you equip it on the body armor and then put on the best necromancer helm or shield. The Thorn Shield is a great choice for this. These items will greatly improve your defense, which will make you even more powerful in battle.